Scientists demonstrate two new battery chemistries: water and calcium

The calcium-oxygen battery developed by scientists at China's Fudan University is stable in air and can be made into flexible fibres to produce next-generation wearables. Photo: Fudan University

Scientific teams working in Australia and China have demonstrated two new battery chemistries that could supplant lithium-ion batteries in the coming years, thus overcoming the pos...

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Fortescue opens PEM electrolyzer manufacturing facility in Australia

Fortescue's electrolyzer manufacturing facility in Gladstone, Australia.

Australia-based global metal mining and green energy major, Fortescue on Monday (April 8) announced that it has opened its electrolyzer manufacturing facility in Gladstone, Queensl...

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Sungrow batteries to power South Australia’s second-largest energy storage project

Templers Battery Storage Project in South Australia. Source: Sungrow

Leading global PV inverter and energy storage system supplier, Sungrow Power Supply Co. Ltd (Sungrow) on Thursday (March 28) said it has secured permission from ZEN Energ...

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Australia approves 750 MW Sandy Creek, which could join list of world's largest BESS projects

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Australia announced the country has approved the Sandy Creek Solar Farm and battery energy storage project proposed by renewable energy developer Lightsource bp in the New South Wa...

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Envirostream signs battery recycling agreement with LG Energy in Australia

Envirostream's lithium battery recycling and material processing facility in Australia. Source: Lithium Australia

Perth-based Lithium Australia's wholly owned subsidiary Envirostream Australia has signed an exclusive three-year battery recycling agreement in Australia ...

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B&V to study extraction of natural hydrogen and helium in Australia

Global engineering and critical infrastructure solutions provider, Black and Veatch (B&V) has announced that it will undertake a study on the exploration and extraction of...

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Western Australia begins construction on 500 MW Collie BESS project

An artist's rendition of the Collie BESS project. Image: Synergy

Synergy, the government-owned utility of Australia's Western Australia state, announced it had begun construction of its third grid-scale battery as part of efforts to move away fr...

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ACEN, Marubeni to develop 400 MWh battery in New South Wales, Australia

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ACEN Australia announced the company had signed an agreement with Marubeni Asian Power (Singapore) to jointly develop a 200 MW/ 400 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in New ...

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Someva, AGL propose 'Pottinger' wind-solar-battery storage project in Australia

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Australian renewable energy firm Someva and utility AGL have announced a joint venture to develop 'Pottinger Energy Park' in New South Wales, which is expected to consist of 1...

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Queensland begins work on 250 MW/ 500 MWh Swanbank BESS

Artist rendition of the proposed Swanbank clean energy hub. Image: CleanCo

Queensland state has started construction work on one of the biggest batteries in Australia: a 250 MW/ 500 MWh system at Swanbank that will offer two hours of storage capacity. Que...

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Origin picks Fluence for 300 MW battery at Mortlake project in Australia

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Origin Energy has selected Fluence to deliver a 300 MW / 650 MWh battery at its Mortlake Power Station in southwest Victoria. The energy storage system is anticipated to be commiss...

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Fluence milestone: crosses 20 GWh of energy storage systems globally

The Liddle Battery Project, Image Courtesy: Fluence

Fluence Energy last week announced that the company had surpassed 20 GWh of deployed and contracted energy storage systems globally.  In a release, the company called this an ...

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e-STORAGE to supply 220 MWh DC battery for Epic Energy's Mannum solar project

The Mannum solar farm. Image: Epic Energy

Canadian Solar announced that its battery subsidiary e-STORAGE will deliver 220 MWh DC of energy storage solutions to a standalone energy storage project owned by Epic Energy in Ma...

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Australia's New South Wales awards 350 MW solar, 4,000 MWh storage capacity

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New South Wales in Australia has awarded long-term energy service agreements to two renewable energy projects and three energy storage projects as part of the government's Electric...

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Does the world have sufficient lithium? A review of scientific and industry discourse

Greenbushes in Western Australia, the world's largest lithium mine. Image courtesy: IGO

In the dynamic landscape of lithium, commonly known as "White Gold," the soaring demand (driven majorly by lithium battery electric vehicles and battery storage infrastructure) pre...

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Australian state starts work on A$1 billion 600 MW BESS project in Melbourne

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The Australian state of Victoria has announced its first investment through the State Electricity Commission (SEC) to help build one of the world's biggest battery projects, in par...

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Australia's Fortescue readies $600 million green push in US market

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Mining company will also invest about $200 million across two green projects in its home country Australian mining company Fortescue announced about $800 million in ...

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Lithium demand slows as EV momentum falls, but miners stay bullish

Greenbushes in Western Australia, the world's largest lithium mine. Image courtesy: IGO

Albemarle, the world's largest lithium miner and among the largest suppliers of the mineral to EV battery makers, reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and cut its annual f...

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Daily Shorts: Stellantis buys into Leapmotor, Australian state pumps $630 million more into RE

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Stellantis announced it would buy 21 percent in Chinese EV company Leapmotor for $1.6 billion. In addition, the two companies have formed a joint venture that will hold exclusive r...

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Daily Shorts: Plus Power raises $1.8 bn for battery projects, Rivian CEO calms fears over fund raise, and more

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Australian pension fund Aware Super, the country's third largest, said it would invest up to A$2 billion ($1.3 billion) in a joint venture with Birdwood Energy to finance smaller-s...

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No looking back: Energy Transition in Australia and New Zealand

In many ways, this year was the tipping point for renewable energy. The world has woken up to the imperative of energy transition, and countries around the world have made progress...

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Daily Shorts: Albemarle scraps Liontown purchase, E.ON risks falling behind RE transition, and more

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US lithium miner Albemarle withdrew its proposal to acquire Australia's Liontown Resources for A$6.6 billion, citing "growing complexities" over the deal. Following the announcemen...

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Riverina BESS, NSW’s largest battery storage system begins operations

The Federation Asset Management Pty Ltd (Federation) and Edify Energy Pty Ltd (Edify) on Monday, Oct. 9 announced that they have begun operations of N...

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Daily Shorts: UAE's first commercial wind farm, Japan will subsidize hydrogen aeroplanes, and more

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The UAE launched its first commercial-scale wind power project, a 104 MW installation at four sites run by the emirates' green power company Masdar. Electricity from the wind farm ...

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Daily Shorts: Repsol buys ConnectGen in RE pivot, IT honcho will ship solar power from Australia to Singapore, and more

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Spanish energy company Repsol acquired US renewable energy developer ConnectGen for $768 million, as part of the oil company's plan to pivot from fossil fuels to renewables. The an...

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Daily Shorts: US okays 704 MW offshore wind farm, APA buys $1.1 bn Australian assets

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The US has greenlighted a 704 MW wind farm consisting of 65 wind turbines and two offshore sub-stations off the coast of Rhode Island, as part of plans to install 30 GW of offshore...

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Weekend Roundup: World Bank to fund 1,000 mini grids in Nigeria, Alberta pauses green approvals

The World Bank will help fund 1,000 solar-based mini grids in Nigeria along with the country's government and private sector, President Ajay Banga said. The bank has funded 150 suc...

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Brookfield and Reliance Industries to manufacture clean energy equipment in Australia

Leading global asset management company, Brookfield Asset Management has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India's largest private sector company, Reliance Industries...

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Queensland’s grid-scale battery ‘Big Bessie’ goes live

Genex Power's (Genex) Bouldercombe Battery Project has come online outside Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia. With a capacity of 50MW and 100MWh of storage, the Boulde...

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Rio Tinto, Sumitomo building A$111 million hydrogen demonstrator for alumina refining

Rio Tinto's announcement of the demonstrator comes the success of a A$1.2 million feasibility study. Image: Rio TInto

Mining behemoth Rio Tinto and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation have announced a A$111 million demonstration project to lower carbon emissions from alumina refining. The companies will ...

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